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Poster: drspark61 Date: Sep 30, 2010 8:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

I've been using a Western Digital 1TB Elements external drive, but it's starting to get squirrely on me. Now I'm reading that these are notorious for power supply problems.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Oct 1, 2010 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Storage Solutions?

Check your file structure - large capacity drives formatted in a FAT32 file system are notorious for getting hinky as they get close to capacity. If you can move the files to another drive temporarily and rebuild the file system in NTFS you might fix some of your problems. One of the knocks against NTFS is the scarcity of maintenance and diagnostic tools - which you shouldn't need if all you are doing is storing stuff.

None of this matters if it's a power supply issue.

Good luck, I had a 750 GB drive crash with a bunch of Dead and String Cheese Incident shows on it. Fortunately it was a clutch issue and the geek squad at my local Best Buy was able to save the data.